They do! Today is May Day, and has been custom for some years, it’s time to march for immigrant rights. The demands are varied: comprehensive immigration reform, pathways to citizenship, full amnesty, the eradication of all borders, more punishing requirements for citizenship and border enforcement, etc. OK, maybe not that last two unless you live/work on Capitol Hill.
All marches and rallies have some commonalities I’ve found fairly consistent regardless of time and space: people trying to sell you newspapers (no, not interested), petitioners trying to get to support/oppose something mostly unrelated to the day’s action (sure, maybe), vendors cashing in on the many attendees by selling essentials like water, cut fruit, churros, panchos and salty snacks (yes, yes, yes!).
Most relevant to this site though, is that at any march or rally sports fans are always present. Usually the home teams, but also big market out of town squads too. If it’s hot and sunny, they you’ll see the hats. Cold and the beanies come out. And if your squad just won the title recently (or even not recently) time to break out the 20xx World Champion XXX’s swag again. Today’s march in Oakland was no exception.